The Week in Bentos: April 19-23, 2010

by Wendy Copley on April 23, 2010


I 100% totally and completely forgot to take a picture of Wyatt’s snack on Monday. I didn’t even realize I forgot until I tried to upload the photo today. I have no idea what I sent him to school with either. This is becoming a pattern.


Kindergarten Bento #314: April 20, 2010

I did remember to take a picture on Tuesday though. This kindergarten lunch/snack combo had this stuff in it: a ketchup sandwich on garlic naan, strawberries, banana bread, clementine wedges and cubes of leftover pork tenderloin on skewers.


Kindergarten Bento #315: April 21, 2010

Wednesday was exciting because we were trying out a new lunchbox system (more on that soon, I promise). I made more ketchup and naan sandwiches but this time I cut them into stars. I also put two clementines in his lunch and some baked tofu with the word “BATMA” cut out of it. I forgot that a capital “N” isn’t the same when you flip it horizontally, so we had to make do with the negative space for that letter. I put pretzels and strawberries in one of the snack boxes and grapes and banana bread in the other.

Toddler Bento #11: April 21, 2010

Augies lunch box had strawberries, chicken salad, peas and leftover pasta. I was just going to put plain chicken in this lunch, but when I defrosted a chicken tender I had stashed in the freezer it was really dry and not very appetizing. I decided to moisten it with a little mayonnaise and then I figured I may as well go all the way, so I chopped up some celery super fine and put some chopped grapes in too.


Kindergarten Bento #316: April 22, 2010

On Thursday Wyatt’s lunch was a half a whole wheat hamburger bun (the face was drawn on with food markers), a clementine (for the ears), a piece of olallieberry pie!, pasta with lemon vinaigrette, some grapes and deli ham roll-ups.


Kindergarten Snack #85: April 23, 2010

Wyatt’s snack today was clementine wedges, fruit snacks, and the last of the banana bread.

Toddler Bento #12: April 23, 2010

Augie’s day care schedule got switched up this week, so he went today instead of Tuesday. His lunch had baby bolognese from the freezer, frozen peas, clementine chunks and some banana bread.

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  • Wendy!!! What happened to your 365 project?!?! I'm starting to feel worried! You haven't posted it in a few weeks! Are you and your camera fighting?

  • Do you actually miss it? I got paranoid and started worrying I was boring people, so I stopped posting the photos.

  • I like it too!

  • Ollalaberry pie! It looks great! What is it?

  • OK, I totally spelled it wrong — it's actually “olallieberry”. It's a cross between a raspberry, blackberry and a dewberry.

  • Wow! That sounds fantastic! Where do you get them?

  • I've NEVER seen them in a store, farmer's market, veggie box, etc.! The only place I've ever had them is in the jam and pies they make at Fatapples (where the pie is from).

  • shaeirving

    My fave is the missing N. It's like it walked off and is getting into trouble somewhere.

    And, yah, Fatapples olallieberry!

  • Okay, I've been looking forward to this new bento box you were so excited over getting ever since you tweeted about it and then you don't even talk about it! You are such a tease!

    1. The missing “N” on Batma made me totally LOL
    2. I looooooooove LOVE the veggie print paper. OMGosh, squeeee!
    3. I really love your project 365 – it's not boring at ALL!
    4. I can't figure out how your 2 tier oval shaped box fits together. Does the larger section fit on top of the smaller one? And how does the lid sit on it? I'm always intrigued by that box. 🙂

  • tracymar

    Please keep posting the photos-it gives us ideas.
    Love the silicone baking cups. I might have to go buy some now.
    Do your kids eat all the lunch? My 9 yr old daughter barely eats anything. My 7 year old son eats about 1/2-3/4 then eats the rest after school.

  • My toddler eats everything — or he eats most of it and throws the rest on the floor, so his lunchbox always comes home empty. My 5yo is all over the place. Sometimes he eats every bite, other times his lunch is almost un-touched when we get home. Usually he's in between and he'll often eat anything that's left as an after school snack.

  • I meant to add this link:

    It shows before and after lunch shots from about a year ago when he only took lunch to preschool. It was a pretty typical week.

  • Yeah. It's really time to start that back up again. I mean, if only just to please your readers. I promise I will comment like crazy. 😉

  • These are so cute and nutritious! I love them.

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